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Patience is a Virtue...

Old 07-29-18, 04:47 AM
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Patience is a Virtue...

How many of us have had to wait it out to buy something kinda special?

Though I manage to run across lots of bikes in my bike hunting travels, some, that got away, managed to capture my attention for hope of later purchase. This lovely old Falcon held out for two years, before forcing me to part with $25.00...


And, today, in about four hours, I will be, finally, buying this lovely Sekine SHS270. The bike was refurbished, about ten years ago, by me, so I know what I am getting. This is the nicest and most original SHT or S to ever come my way and I have hoped to be able to buy it for years. Today is the day...
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Old 07-29-18, 04:55 AM
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FYI, the Sekine is not an SHT. It's definitely an SHS.
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The only time I seem to be patient is when I'm forced to be. I was once accused of having the patience of Job(e).
However I tend to liken myself to the 70s poster of the buzzard that says to another "patience my ass I'm gonna kill something".
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FYI, the Sekine is not an SHT. It's definitely an SHS.
Correct and I have corrected my original post. I did mean to use SHS as I do know the difference. You will note that I did manage to get it right on my website.
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I'm being patient right now.....

I've got my eye on a gorgeous frame but I'm telling myself I can't have it until I move on a couple of other bikes.

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Well, I bought the Sekine and am very impressed. The bike still has all of its quick release art work and the paint is not all that bad, sporting the usual blemishes a forty year old, little used, bicycle might have, If I were to keep the bike, I would build it up exactly like my last one, with a full Shimano Arabesque group. And, the 27" x 1 3/8" tires would be out the door, replaced by 1 1/8" ones.

Unfortunately, or not, it is not up to me. The bike was purchased for a fellow in the US who wanted an example of a Canadian Sekine. And, in my opinion, he lucked out...









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Let's see if the website code will let us spell Titlist the way Shimano does.
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